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3 Reasons to Consider a Daily Probiotic Supplement for Parkinson’s

11 July 2022 | By Prof. Ying-Chieh Tsai, Ph. D.

Your intestinal tract is home to the gut microbiome. These trillions of micro-organisms aid digestion and help maintain a healthy gastrointestinal (GI) tract. But they can also have more far-reaching effects because of the intimate connection between gut and brain. This means that when the gut microbiome is unbalanced, it can affect mind, mood and movement, and not just digestion.

Thankfully, we have a useful tool for restoring and maintaining balance in the microbiome — probiotics. They provide a measured dose of one or more strains that have a particular beneficial effect on human health. While they can be useful for anyone, there are three ways a daily probiotic could help people with PD.



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